Rants R Us
Kevin Salwen on Life
The season of excess is fully upon us, and with it comes the opportunity to hear repeatedly the same stories. So, in a curmudgeonly vain that I rarely find myself (you know, I'm a mighty upbeat fellow), here are the things I am seriously sick and tired of hearing about:
-- Howard Stern moving to satellite radio. Enough already! Let him take his adolescent bad boy self (which despicably loves to make fun of the handicapped) to XM or Sirius or whoever. Fine, go already.
-- Movie award hype. It always happens this time of year, when the (insert throat-clearing here) important films hit the theaters. Insert the obligatory Harvey Weinstein story and the 'groundbreaking' performances.
-- Retailers. They shout at us about their discounts. They report minute by minute sales during the 'critical holiday sales season.' They remind us that if we really really love someone, we have to spend even more. Go away already.
-- The Merry Christmas-Happy Holidays debate. Why do we allow pundits like Bill O'Reilly to get publicity over this type of stuff? About the only intelligent thing I've heard on this subject came from the Daily Show's Rob Corddry: 'No matter what religion you are, Merry Christmas.'
OK, I'm done ranting now. The Glass Half Full Kevin is back. But in the spirit of giving, I'll let you add your own to the comments.